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2017-18 ms1 Every Brilliant Thing
Dreamcatcher Rep at Oakes Center
Summit, NJ
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September 21 - October 8, 2017
You're six years old. Mom's in the hospital. Dad says she's done something stupid. She finds it hard to be happy. So you start to make a list of everything that's brilliant about the world. Everything that's worth living for. 1. Ice cream. 2. Kung Fu movies. 3. Burning things. 4. Laughing so hard you shoot milk out your nose. 5. Construction cranes. 6. Me. You leave it on her pillow. You know she's read it because she's corrected your spelling. Soon, the list will take on a life of its own.

This solo show that is performed in the round had its debut in London and then travelled to Off-Broadway in 2016. In it, the protagonist engages the audience by asking them to read items from the list and, occasionally, to help him tell his story. Sincere but not sentimental, Every Brilliant Thing deals with mental illness and its impact on a family. It employs humor and theatricality to reveal the way tragedy can yield both sweetness and sorrow.  

EVERY BRILLIANT THING finds a perfect balance between conveying the struggles of life, and celebrating all that is sweet in it. The Independent (London).

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Thursday, September 21: 8pm
Friday, September 22: 8pm
Saturday, September 23: 8pm
Sunday, September 24: 2pm

Friday, September 29: 8pm
Saturday, September 30: 8pm
Sunday, October 1: 2pm

Friday, October 6: 8pm
Saturday, October 7: 8pm
Sunday, October 8: 2pm

September 21
Preview performance, all seats $20
September 22
Opening night, post-show reception
September 24
Senior Sunday,
Free post-show talkback
October 1
Free post-show talkback
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Dreamcatcher Rep at Oakes Center (View)
120 Morris Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
United States


Arts > Theatre

Minimum Age: 12
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre
On BPT Since: Nov 15, 2010
Dreamcatcher Rep

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